Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report for Friday, May 31, 2013

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The U.S. and China go head-to-head for Latin America's attention -- and business. As euro zone unemployment hits a new record high of 12.2 percent, protestors gather in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. And politicians looking to overhaul the U.S. tax code take a lesson from the 1980s.

Segments From this episode

The battle of trade for Latin America

May 31, 2013
What does it mean for Latin American economies to have the U.S. and China competing to sign trade deals?

Music's reliance on summer concert season

May 31, 2013
The summer concert tour season is under way. How important financially are these tours for bands?

Public comment, 21st century-style

May 31, 2013
Lawmakers revive a public comment campaign, with a modern-day twist.

EU unemployment hits 12.2%, 'Blockupy' activists protest ECB

May 31, 2013
European unemployment hit a new record high in April. 12.2 percent, or about 20 million people, across the 17 countries that use the euro are out of work.

Banking in the public interest? Public Bankers look to spread their model

May 31, 2013
This weekend, attendees of the Public Banking Conference in San Rafael, California will gather to re-think the global banking system. They hope to spread a time-tested financial idea from North Dakota.

Intel lays its chips on the table-t

May 31, 2013
Samsung has chosen to use Intel chips in one of their tablet devices, marking the chipmaker's first major foray into the mobile arena.

PODCAST: Concert cash, Banking cache

May 31, 2013
Summer concert season kicks off and that means dollar signs for music industry. And is there such a thing as banking in the public interest?

We're spending less on things that are getting cheaper

May 31, 2013
In February, then March, Americans spent more money than the month before. But today there's news that consumer spending dropped a tenth percent in April.

The U.S. and China go head-to-head for Latin America’s attention — and business. As euro zone unemployment hits a new record high of 12.2 percent, protestors gather in front of the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, Germany. And politicians looking to overhaul the U.S. tax code take a lesson from the 1980s.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC